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In the Shadow of the Sword  is a history book charting the origins of  Islam . The author,  Tom Holland , had previously written two works on ancient history: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic , which charted the fall of the  Roman Republic , and  Persian Fire , which is an account of the  Greco-Persian Wars  during the 5th century BC. According to Holland, "To understand the origins of Islam, and why it evolved in the way that it did, we must explore the empires and...
Topics: Islam, History, Tom Holland
Community Video
by James Burke
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Connections: An Alternative View of Change, by James Burke
Topics: james burke, connections, technology
Radio Programs
by J B Priestley
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Not to be confused with othr works of the same name, this is a two part dramatisation of J B Priestley's largely forgotten 1930 novel. Dersingham is the somewhat useless director of wood veneer importers Twigg & Dersingham, in the dingy London street of Angel Pavement. The firm is kept afloat only by Dersingham's wife's money and will soon collapse.  One day, a Mr Golspie arrives unannounced in the firm's offices, bearing samples of the highest quality veneers, which Golspie says he can...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Classic Serial
Radio Programs
by J B Priestley
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Written in the 1940s, this was Priestley's most successful play at the time, but is now largely forgotten.  Professor Linden has reached the retirement age of 65, and is urged by the family to live in comfort away from his gloomy academic surroundings. The new administration of the university dislikes his views on education and is as anxious as his wife and children to have him move out. He resists them all. Even when most of his work is taken away from him, he intends to continue teaching the...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
Fringe and Off-Center
by Tobias Bratt, Europa TV
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EUROPA – The Last Battle ~ The Full Documentary (2017) Trailer for the upcoming WW2 documentary "EUROPA - The Last Battle" by Tobias Bratt. Since the mid-20th century, the world has only ever heard one side of the most horrific war in human history. We are today living in the world of the victors of that war and without an objective, rational and balanced view of our history, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes. After World War Two, the victors of the war not only went on to write...
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Topics: EUROPA – The Last Battle ~ The Full Documentary, EUROPA – The Last Battle, EUROPA, Europa TV,...
Sermons & Religious Lectures
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by Rev. Thomas Tilford
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Job,Ecclesiastes,Proverbs (Read by David Suchet) NIV
Topics: Job, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, David Suchet, Audio Bible, NIV
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Audio Bible
Topic: Bible
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Book of Ecclesiastes of the King James Bible in English
Topics: Ecclesiastes, King James, Bible, English
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Book of Proverbs of the King James Bible in English
Topics: Proverbs, King James, Bible, English
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Militant atheism is on the rise. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have dominated bestseller lists with books denigrating religious belief as dangerous foolishness. And these authors are merely the leading edge of a far larger movement–one that now includes much of the scientific community. “The attack on traditional religious thought,” writes David Berlinski in The Devil’s Delusion, “marks the consolidation in our time of science as the single...
Topic: Devil
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* UNINTENTIONALLY and/or INADVERTENTLY Please watch the entire video, you may miss the gist if you don't. ***The title is controversial only if you don't watch the whole of the video. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For a full list of sources used in this video, please see our Google + page: https://plus.google.com/+BlackPigeonSpeaks/posts/1jMTgD9WeVR ------------------------------------ Given the number of comments, I really can't be...
Topics: Youtube, video, News & Politics, J.D. Unwin, Sex and Culture, 80 / 20 rule, women, stefi von...
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A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike. Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time, Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party...
Topics: Churchill, Orwell, Freedom, Communism, Socialism
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by John Bunyan
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Librivox recording of The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan. Read by Joy Chan . Translated into over 100 languages, The Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most famous classics of literature. It is an allegorical novel, describing a Christian’s journey through life to reach heaven. Part 1 was written by John Bunyan in 1679 whilst he was imprisoned for conducting unauthorised religious services, whilst Part 2 was not written until 1684, and is not included in many versions of this text. This...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: http://ccel.org/ccel/bunyan/pilgrim.html
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by John Milton
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LibriVox recording of Paradise Lost by John Milton. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland. As Vergil had surpassed Homer by adapting the epic form to celebrate the origin of the author’s nation, Milton developed it yet further to recount the origin of the human race itself and, in particular, the origin of and the remedy for evil; this is what he refers to as “things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.” After a statement of its purpose, the poem plunges, like its epic predecessors, into...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, philosophy, Christianity, biblical
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by BBC -Radio 4
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In Our Time  is a live  BBC  radio discussion series exploring the  history of ideas , presented by  Melvyn Bragg  since 15 October 1998.  It is one of BBC radio's most successful discussion programmes, acknowledged to have "transformed the landscape for serious ideas at peak listening time".  As of March 2011, 500 episodes have been aired  and the series attracts a weekly audience above two million. Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history of ideas - including topics...
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Topics: BBC, In Our Times, History, Current Affairs
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by Honoring History
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This week Barbute and I are joined by Horatio Cary in order to present to you the Post-Roman Britain and the coming of the Anglo-Saxons. In order: Intro song: Pais Dinogad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBl7ZFI-QP8) 1. Departure of the Romans 2. Sub-Roman Britain 3. Coming of the Anglo Saxons 4. Aside on King Arthur maybe 5. Rise and dominance of the Anglo Saxons 5.1 Bede's Ecclesiastical History of English Nation 5.2 Sutton Hoo 5.3 Warfare RSS Feed:...
Topics: Soundcloud, video
Audio Library and Talking Books
by Frederick Forsyth
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The Odessa File  is a thriller by  Frederick Forsyth , first published in 1972, about the adventures of a young German reporter attempting to discover the location of a former  SS  concentration-camp commander. The name  ODESSA  is an acronym for the German phrase "Organisation der Ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen", which translates as "Organization of Former Members of the SS". The novel alleges that ODESSA is an international Nazi organisation established before the defeat...
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Topics: top secret, Eduard Roschmann, SS, Riga, Frederick Forsyth, Thriller, action, cloak and dagger,...
Audio Library and Talking Books
by Frederick Forsyth
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The Dogs of War  (1974) is a war novel by  Frederick Forsyth  featuring a small group of European and African  mercenary  soldiers hired by a British industrialist to depose the government of the fictional African country of Zangaro.
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Topics: Action, Adventure, Mercenary, Soldier of Fortune, Africa, War
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The Housing Boom and Bust Thomas Sowell
Topic: Thomas Sowell - The Housing Boom and Bust
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Basic Economics - A Citizens Guide to the Economy Thomas Sowell
Topic: Thomas Sowell - Basic Economics - A Citizens Guide to the Economy
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The Economics and Politics of Race Thomas Sowell
Topic: Thomas Sowell - The Economics and Politics of Race
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Black Rednecks and White Liberals Thomas Sowell
Topic: Thomas Sowell - Black Rednecks and White Liberals
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Economic Facts and Fallacies Thomas Sowell
Topic: Thomas Sowell - Economic Facts and Fallacies
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Intellectuals and Society Thomas Sowell
Topic: Thomas Sowell - Intellectuals and Society
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Arthur Morrison
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LibriVox recording of A Child of the Jago, by Arthur Morrison. Read by Algy Pug. Arthur George Morrison (1 November 1863, Poplar, London - 4 December 1945, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire) was an English author and journalist known for his realistic novels about London's East End and for his detective stories. Morrison's most famous novel is A Child of the Jago, published in 1896, The novel described in graphic detail living conditions in the East End, including the permeation of violence...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Radio Programs
by P G Morgan
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A young woman is urgently admitted to hospital and prepared to deliver her baby by Caesarean section. What happens in the next few minutes will test the judgement - and the understanding - of everyone in the room.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
Radio Programs
by Val McDermid
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Four students stumble upon the body of a dead girl, in the snow, late one night. Twenty-five years later the police mount a cold case review of the unsolved case, and the friends finally have an opportunity to clear their names once and for all. However, when one of them dies in a suspicious house fire, and another in a burglary gone bad, it seems someone is still pursuing their own brand of justice. If the remaining two are to avoid becoming the next victims they need to find out what really...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
Radio Programs
by Anthony Jay & Jonathan Lynn
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Yes Minister was a TV series running on the BBC between 1980 and 1988, set in the fictional "Department of Administrative Affairs" and nominally run by the Minister Jim Hacker. In reality, of course, it and the Minister were run by the senior civil servants in the Department, namely the Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby. Sir Humphrey of course had his own agenda and Hacker was forever trying to find ways of fighting a way through Sir Humphrey's ever "helpful"...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
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by Anthony Jay & Jonathan Lynn
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Series 2 of the satirical, political comedy.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
Radio Programs
by Roy Smiles
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Roy Smiles wrote several bio-dramas for radio, such as "Dear Arthur, Love John" about Dad's Army. This piece looks at the troubled Spike Milligan's last days with the Goons and his complex and often fractious relationship with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Afternoon Play
Radio Programs
by Juliet Ace
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Ten part, fact based drama, looking at the life of Queen Victoria, from her strange childhood through to the death of Prince Albert.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
Radio Programs
by Stanley Houghton
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Dramatisation of a forgotten 1910 play. A gentle comedy portraying generational conflict in a pious, supposedly teetotal, middle-class family in Salchester (a Manchester suburb derived from combining Salford and Manchester). The three children of the family are now young adults in their late teens and early twenties: the eldest, Grace  has found the man she wishes to marry and they frequently spend time together alone, in secret; Arthur works in a bank but longs for a more interesting and...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
Radio Programs
by Louise Oliver
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A middle-aged couple are going through a difficult patch in their marriage. He wants to move nearer to their family in Spain, she does not, and neither are particularly speaking to the other. Overlying their relationship is the memory of their long dead child, killed by a car. Cupid the parrot, although he never speaks, unwittingly becomes the channel for them to re-build their relationhip
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
Radio Programs
by David Pownall
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In 1936, George Orwell embarked on a visit to Wigan, a typical coal-mining town in industrial Lancashire in order to write a book about the people, their experiences and their struggle to cope with the effects of the Depression. Determined not to be dismissed as a dispassionate observer, he resolves to spend time living with and amongst the people. However, he brings with him his self-guilt, his obsession with the English class system, his fiercely-held preconceptions of the working-class and...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
Radio Programs
by Lesley Glaister
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A dark comic tale of middle-aged and recently widowed Ellen, who finds that joining a writers' group provides greater solace than punching cushions. But fiction can be more revealing than she intends.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Stephen Wakelam
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The painter Mario Minniti has travelled to Naples to seek out his old friend and former mentor Caravaggio. But on arrival, the great painter is nowhere to be found. In a bid to find him, Mario retraces Caravaggio's last known movements. His search reveals a life lived dangerously.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
Radio Programs
by Alison Sutcliffe
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The true story of Harriet Mordaunt, wife of Sir Charles Mordaunt, who in 1868 gave birth to a daughter Violet (later the Marchioness of Bath) and who confessed to her husband that he was not the father. She was a serial adulteress, having had affairs with several men, including allegedly the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII).  When her husband sued for divorce, the court found her insane, though a divorce was later agreed, the case being notable for evidence given by servants. For more about...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
Community Audio
by Ernest Raymond
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A classic story of love and murder. Place and time: London in the mid 1930s.  Adapted By: Denis Constanduros Producer: Martin Jenkins Paul Pressett: Peter Jeffrey Myra Bawne: Ann Bell Mrs Pressett: Pauline Letts Annie: Olwen Griffiths Headmaster and Counsel for Defence: William Fox Briscoll: Ronald Herdman Mrs Briscoll: Hazel Coppen Dr Waterhall and Clerk of Court: Martin Friend Insp Boltro and Foreman of Jury: Antony Higginson PC: Geoffrey Larder Judge: Lewis Stringer Prison Governor: Michael...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Michael Robson
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It is Whitsuntide. 1923.  Andrew Bonar Law has been Prime Minister for some months; but he is a sick man. His obvious successor is the Foreign Secretary. Lord Curzon; but there are some members of the party who prefer a less experienced minister-the Chancellor of the Exchequer - Stanley Baldwin.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
Radio Programs
by Martyn Wade
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Through his friendship with George Gissing, H.G. Wells begins to confront his doubts and difficulties and discovers a new direction for his writing, and an unconventional approach to married life. Wells's career - thanks to his run of futuristic novels - is successful and making him lots of money. By contrast, Gissing's depictions of poverty, depression and failure have failed to bring him financial rewards. But Wells is at crisis point. Confused and uncertain. Weary of space and time travel....
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Mark Lawson
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When Natasha Lonsdale, loving mother and respected businesswoman goes missing, neither her husband, her family or even her lover have any idea why. Natasha it appears had a secret life; a life which is now starting to unfold in both the newspapers and on the worldwide web with devastating results. Do any of us ever really know who any one else is - even after 20 years of marriage? Mark Lawson's, 'What do you Know?', suggests not. DCI Parsons - Roger Allam Natasha Lonsdale - Rebecca Saire...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Peter Whalley
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Six years ago, Jane was stabbed by a stranger who tried to steal her car. Out for a drink with a friend, she now spots the man who stabbed her behind the bar of a local hotel. She confronts him, but he denies it. Jane decides to take matters into her own hands. Only, she accused another, innocent man previously of being her attacker. Can she be sure she has the right man this time?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play, Thriller
Radio Programs
by J B Priestley
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Dramatisation of J B Priestley's classic comedy, which has probably never been off the professional or amateur stages since it was written over 70 years ago. For those not familiar with the plot, a group of three couples, old friends and all married on the same day in the same chapel, gathers at the Helliwells’ home to celebrate their silver anniversary. When they discover that they are not legally married, each couple initially reacts with proper Victorian horror – what will the...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Mary Haley Bell
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1958, in a remote farm in Yorkshire. A group of children find a semi conscious man hiding in a barn. When they ask who he is, they mistake his muttered profanity - here is "Jesus Christ". Desperate that he should not be pursued by the authorities and crucified - as they have learned at Sunday school - they hide his existence from the grown ups. At the same time, the police are searching for a man who has murdered his wife and gone on the run. The two worlds will shortly collide.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by John Burrows
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1936. Two British athletes, working class boxer Coleman and middle class long distance Whitlock strike up a friendship on the train taking the British Olympic team to Berlin. While they are there, the pair stumble across a secret that Hitler would rather world did not know about (and no, it's not the concentration camps.....)
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Afternoon Play
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by John W Campbell
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A group of scientists in Antarctica discover a crashed alien space craft, which has been buried in the ice for a million years. They locate the alien pilot and decide to defrost it so that they can examine the corpse. But then, things start turning weird........
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Radio Sci Fi
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by Terence Rattigan
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Dramatisation of Rattigan's 1946 play. Set against the strict codes of conduct and manners of the age, The Winslow Boy is based on a father's fight to clear his son's name after the boy is expelled from Osborne Naval College for stealing a five-shilling postal order. To clear the boy's name was imperative for the family's honour; had they not done so, they would have been shunned by their peers and society. Similarly, the boy's life would have been wrecked by an indelible stain on his character...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Philip Palmer
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1981 was a particularly tense point in the Cold War. Wintex-Cimex would reveal just how prepared, or otherwise, Britain was, not only for the terrifying complexities of a nuclear stand-off, but for coping with internal unrest, food shortages, attacks by enemy special forces at large in the country - even the possibility of a chemical attack. The full detail of this uniquely disturbing scenario - the assumptions and decisions made - was only released in 2012.  David Aaronovitch is joined by...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Saturday Play
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by Carmen Walton
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A semi-autobiographical drama about the author's parents. Set in the Gorbals, Glasgow, of the fifties - one of the most deprived areas of Europe. When George meets Mags there's an instant attraction and, despite their surroundings, they make music together. Later George will give Mags his most treasured possession - a tattered copy of the Communist manifesto. But can their ideals and passion survive.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by James Folllett
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Accountant Bernard Horsfall is sentenced to 9 years in prison for fraud. He does not deny his crime, but believes the judge was against him and did not give him a fair trial. Finding himself put in charge of the prison chicken farm however, together with a series of unlikely coincidences, gives him the opportunity to plot his revenge against the judge. Far fetched plot, but it passes the time.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Georges Simenon
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Justin Calmar boards a train in Venice to return from a family holiday, his wife and children to return later. On board the train, he strikes up conversationwith a fellow passenger, who gives him the key to a left luggage locker and asks him to deliver a bag to a Paris address. The stranger disappears, but Calmar collects the bag as requested and delivers the bag to the Paris address, where he finds the intended recipient dead. He panics and does not report the death to the police. When he...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by William Keenan
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This is the third of William Keenan's thrillers involving the unwilling secret agents Michael and Doris - not to forget Aunt Claire. Michael receives a call from his contact in British intelligence, asking him and Doris to escort a young Woman called Madeleine from London to Vienna. She'll be accompanied by an agent called Wimbledon and they need only get Madeleine safely to her hotel and all will be well. Of course, matters do not turn out so easily. After they arrive in Vienna, both Madeleine...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Val McDermid
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The villagers of the fictional village of Shilwick in Nortumberland have received funding to convert a disused chapel into an arts centre. Although this sounds like good news, not everybody agrees with the project. When the force behind the project, Colin Arnott, is found murdered, DCI Marion Bettany is sent to investigate, but finds the villagers less than helpful......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by Neville Watchurst
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A drama looking at the relationship between Himmler, the head of the SS and his Russian born Finnish doctor Felix Kersten, a man credited with saving very many lives. Although some of the story must be speculative and some aspects may be questionable, this is undoubtedly a fine drama with excellent lead performances. For more about Kersten and his role saving Jewish lives, see:  www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/himmler-s-healer-how-the-ss-chief-physiotherapist-saved-jewish-lives-1.5766993
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by David Goodland
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The Liverpool Poisoning Case in the summer of 1889 made international headlines when beautiful 28-year-old American Florence Maybrick was tried for the murder of her husband James. Both had been serially unfaithful and Maybrick used arsenic as an aphrodisiac. But did she poison him?
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Saturday Play
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by Clare Seal
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Admiral Robert Fitzroy is famous as the captain of HMS Beagle, the ship upon which Darwin made his round the world voyage and started pondering evolution. Fitzroy however was a scientist and inventor of the Fitzroy barometer, creator of the shipping forecast and founder of the UK meteorological office. He was however, also a deeply troubled man who committed suicide in 1865.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by James Follett
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August 1941. The German U-Boat U570 - later commissioned at as HMS Graph - is captured south of Iceland. The deputy commander of the U-Boat and  the other officers were sent to a prison camp in Cumbria, with other  U-Boat officers. A "court of honour" was convened and the U-boat  commander Rahmlow (in absentia - he had been sent to Canada) and his  deputy Berndt were found guilty of cowardice and sentenced to death.  Berndt escaped from the camp, but was shot dead by the local...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Satuday Night heatre
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by John Baume
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An oil rig off the south Wales coast. Two divers are on the sea bed, two other on board the rig in a decompression chamber. Work on drilling a new well is running behind schedule and corners are cut. Then, there is a blow-out. The men on the rig can escape, but what about the divers above and below? A surprisingly tense scenario.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Mahesh Dattani
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The play's the thing - in this instance a special production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' put on to mark India's Independence Day. Things go horribly wrong when Michael Forsyth, the leading actor playing Oberon is kidnapped, only to reappear in time to play his part.  But he disappears again before the end, and is found shot dead in the green room by Nila Singh his famous Pakistani wife playing Titania. To make matters worse, it's rumoured that their marriage is on the rocks. In this case,...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Play
Radio Programs
by David Pownall
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A boy overcomes his terror of a world at war and demands of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, who are meeting in his grandfather's greenhouse, a reason why his mother is now widowed and inconsolable.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Barbara Machin
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5 part crime drama, described by Auntie Beeb as "heart stopping". Hmmmm...... It is 1984. A serial rapist and murderer has launched an appeal, claiming that he was framed by the police and lays the blame at the door of Peter Boyd. Boyd is suspended and the case handed over to a small team to investigate. The problem is, they only have five days (why?) in which to clear Boyd.When another girl goes missing, the police suspect that Boyd possibly had an accomplice, and the same team set...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by John Penn
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A country hotel in 1953. A cast of characters is arranged in a "christie-esque" setting and a two dimensional villain is murdered, after which several guests are poisoned. See how you fare working out the solution.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by P D James
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Cordelia Gray has inherited a private detective agency following the suicide of her boss - he was suffering from terminal cancer.  She is approached by academic Sir Ronald Callender to investigate his son's suicide. He had thrown up his degree course at Cambridge, taken a job as a gardener and then hung himself. As she starts to investigate, she comes to suspect he was murdered........
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Philip Barker
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4 years previously, a girl was murdered in a quiet Suffolk village. The police picked up a young man who was convicted of the murder, but now a well known author has decided to investigate. A somewhat plodding script, IMHO.......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Peter Whalley
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Teacher Mollie meets Colin by chance in a pub - she is trying to avoid meeting an "internet date". The pair start a relationship after Colin tells her that his former girlfriend died two years previously. Then Colin is arrested and charged with the dead girl's murder before being placed on trial. The ending holds no huge surprises - unless I've listened to too much radio drama??
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Brian B Thompson
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D.I. Trueman and D.S. Riley are an ill-matched pair of detectives operating out of Hull, a port city on England's east coast. Trueman had previously been marked out as a high flier until a nervous breakdown grounded him. Being paired with Riley on his return does nothing to aid his recovery. The pair work together however to solve the crimes they are presented with. Note that episode 1 was broadcast as a pilot in 2002 under the title "Trueman". The remaining episodes comprise Series 1...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
Radio Programs
by Brian B Thompson
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Series 2 and the crime fighting duo find themselves moved from Hull to Leeds to continue their bickering, and crime investigation
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Brian B Thompson
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Series 3 and they're still bickering.....
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Brian B Thompson
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The fourth and final series for the bickering detectives.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
Radio Programs
by Mike Walker
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To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the BBC produced 3 series of  biographical dramas looking at key leaders in the development of Russia and later the Soviet Union from Tsar Ivan IV "Ivan the Terrible" through to the modern day tsar of Russia, Putin. Series 1 tells the stories of: Ivan IV Boris Gudonov Peter the Great - told across two episodes
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Biography
Radio Programs
by Mike Walker
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Series 2 of the series of biographical dramas: Catherine the Great Alexander I Alexander II
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Biography
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by Andy Merriman & Rod Wickens
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The extraordinary, true story of Walter Tull. Born to a Barbadian father  (himself the son of a slave) and an English mother, he and his brother Edward were sent to a children's home after both parents died. His brother was adopted by a Scottish couple and became one of Britain's first coloured dentists. Tull went on to play professional football, only the third coloured player to do so, but in 1914 he enlisted in the army. In 1917, he was commissioned as an officer and became the first black...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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Monday Play Civilians often wondered what happened behind the high, grey walls of Campbell Barracks. Scotland. They were more than ever curious, however, when Colonel Barrow arrived to take up his new command one February in the early 50s.  Set in the aftermath of WWII, Major Jock Sinclair finds himself the Acting Colonel at the castle-based HQ of a Scottish regiment. Sinclair had been in command since their colonel was killed in action during World War II, leading the battalion for the rest...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Monday Play, Monday Play
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by David Ashton
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A lecherous salesman stumbles into the claustrophobic world of two sisters with a grim secret. David Ashton 's darkly humorous horror story has several decidedly "unsisterly" twists and turns. Starring Joan Sims, Barbara Jefford and Robert Glenister. Producer: Martin Jenkins
Topic: BBC Radio Drama